Breakthrough Anxiety Treatment Offers New Hope
According to the National Institutes of Health, 31% of Americans will have an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Anxiety can arise in specific instances, like work situations or important life decisions. In those cases, the anxiety may resolve over time. Yet, there are many people who have the kind of anxiety that doesn’t go away. That type of chronic anxiety can make life unbearable.
And while there are many treatment options for anxiety disorder, from therapy to medications to various stress-management techniques, sometimes these don’t resolve the anxiety. That’s why we offer a breakthrough, non-invasive, drug-free treatment for anxiety at the Brain Treatment Center Dallas.
MeRT Treatment for Anxiety
A non-invasive treatment for anxiety and General Anxiety Disorder is now available in Dallas, Texas. Neurologist, Dr. Spencer Miller, has brought this incredible technology to Dallas. It’s called MeRT, which stands for Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy. Simply stated we use a magnetic field to stimulate and balance brain function, guided by very sophisticated imaging and diagnostics.
MeRT. is a cutting-edge treatment protocol that combines technologies of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS, an FDA cleared therapy), Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), and Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) to analyze and formulate treatments that are tailored for each individual’s unique brain pattern. We perform a quantitative EEG before modulation treatment starts in order to determine exactly the frequency of your brain.
MeRT is a unique and improved version of TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and is a much more individualized approach to brain modulation. TMS modulates the brain’s electrical activity by using magnetic fields which pass through the scalp from an electromagnetic coil. However, it is important to note that TMS is a generalized approach to neuromodulation because it is only able to target a single location in the brain with a single frequency.
Most TMS treatments are used to deliver stimulation to one area of the brain at a fixed frequency for all patients, however, MeRT is more evolved. We tailor each treatment according to the patient’s needs based on frequency, location, and power used. The patient’s initial tests are analyzed very carefully as to the brain’s pattern of function and activity. Through this detailed analysis, we are able to determine the correct neural synchronization. This information is then used to devise a highly personalized protocol for each patient, with the purpose of encouraging improved brain communication. This can lead to significant clinical improvements.*
Treatment for anxiety is usually 4-8 weeks. Appointments are 30-45 minutes in length, Monday through Friday. Generally, the patient will begin to notice improvements during the first week.
Do You Have Questions?
Contact our clinic today. Our New Patient Coordinator is ready to assist you. Or you can book an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Miller.
“We’re really seeking to balance the function of the brain.”
“When you optimize the brain, the brain is seeking equilibrium, homeostasis, or a low energy state in which to operate. An aberrancy or dysfunction of the brain actually requires energy for the brain to kind of realign itself…. And when you’re using that extra energy it fatigues the brain. It makes the brain not operate optimally. It makes you confused. It makes you tired. It makes you lack understanding. It’s very similar to nutrition: If you don’t have the right nutrition the balance just isn’t there. We’re really seeking to balance the function of the brain.”
–Dr. Spencer O. Miller, Neurologist, Owner and Medical Director of Brain Treatment Center Dallas
What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
With generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), these thoughts and feelings don’t go away. People with GAD experience intense anxiety, worry, or nervousness about everyday life. This can create significant problems with daily social interactions, school, and work.
GAD affects 6.8 million adults, or 3.1% of the U.S. population, in any given year.
Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
While there are many different types of anxiety disorders, as a group can cause symptoms like:
- Restlessness and a feeling of being wound-up or on-edge
- Uncontrollable feelings of worry
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
- Sleep difficulties, such as problems staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep
- Rapid heartbeat
Some people may experience panic attacks, which cause symptoms that mimic a heart attack, including chest pain and shortness of breath.
If you think you might have an anxiety disorder, MeRT can provide hope and a new outlook on life.
Contact our New Patient Coordinator for more Information
When many patients come to see us, they have lost hope as they don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. It’s rewarding as a practitioner to be able to help so many people realize a much better “normal” and a greatly improved quality of life.
If you have questions or would like to discuss our Treatment Protocols, we offer a Free consultation by phone. Our New Patient Coordinator will take the time to listen and explain. She is able to answer most questions and discuss our protocols, scheduling, fees, and other information. She is happy to assist you in any way she can.
Please call us to get more information about how our clinic and Dr. Miller may be able to help you with your health goals and to schedule an initial screening to see if MeRT may be an option.
Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance, nor file it on your behalf. However, we can provide you with CPT codes and a billing breakdown that you may submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement for conditions that have been FDA-cleared such as Major Depressive Disorder and OCD. On occasion, individuals have been successful in receiving reimbursement for EEGs and clinical evaluations, and possibly other elements for treatment, depending on the individual’s coverage. It has been our experience that Medicare does not reimburse any of the treatment costs.
For conditions other than Major Depressive Disorder and OCD, because treatment is considered “off-label,” insurance rarely reimburses any of the costs associated with treatment.
Protocol Adjustments for COVID-19
The Brain Treatment Center Dallas is open for business. In accordance with government regulations and for the safety of our patients, the following procedures have been implemented:
- We respectfully ask that if you are sick or experiencing any symptoms of illness that you postpone your visit until you have been symptom-free for at least 14-days.
- Dr. Miller and our staff are fully vaccinated.
- International patients, please ask us protocols that are specific to your situation.
- We will disinfect the clinic between patient visits in order to keep your risk to a minimum.
- All patients (with the exception of children who are unable) are required to wear masks when entering the clinic.
- Dr. Miller is offering virtual consultations via Spruce or Skype, both of which are HIPAA compliant so that you can have your appointment from the comfort of your own home. These visits are done via telemedicine so Dr. Miller will be visible and right in front of you, just as he would be if you were seeing him in person. If you prefer an in-clinic consultation, we ask that you follow our social distancing protocols.
We value our patients, and want to make sure that you are still able to receive your treatment in a timely manner, however, due to the concerns regarding the Corona Virus, or COVID-19, we ask that you please adhere to the temporary procedures that we have implemented for everyone’s safety.
Starting as a New Patient
When you start as a new patient at the Brain Treatment Center Dallas, you will initially need two appointments, approximately two days apart. Both appointments will be about an hour in length. These appointments will be used to determine if Dr. Miller feels you can truly benefit from the MeRT [Magnetic e-Resonance Treatment] Program and, if so, to develop a tailored treatment plan based on your test results. Once you have done the testing and Consultation, you are not obliged to begin treatment. This is something that you will determine once you have seen your test results and consulted with Dr. Miller.
At the first appointment, we will go over your reasons for seeking help, your medical history, your health goals, and all of your symptoms. You will then begin initial testing, which will involve an EEG and an EKG. These are both completely painless and easy and are done right in our office. Your information and test results are then sent over to our scientific and clinical teams, who will carefully analyze the results and determine the current state and functioning of the brain together with Dr. Miller.
We use a patented, scientific approach with the neurophysiological data gathered through testing to then develop a highly customized treatment plan that is aimed at encouraging healthy brain communication and function.
At your second appointment, you will meet with Dr. Miller for a Consultation. He will discuss your test results and whether or not he and our scientific team feel that results may be achieved for you through our treatment protocol. This appointment will also serve to answer any additional questions you may have. After that second appointment, Dr. Miller will lay out your individualized treatment plan and the protocols to be followed for the best results. At that point, you may discuss fees, length of treatment, and schedules, and then decide whether to go forward and schedule your treatment.
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*The Results shown are based on active and strict observation of our regimens. Results may vary based on the individual user and are not guaranteed.